100 Wardour St The Politicians menu

Soho bar 100 Wardour St is continuing to “contort the conventions of cocktail creation” with a new tongue-in-cheek menu inspired by political satire. The new autumn offering, developed by head mixologist Federico Pasian and bar manager Marco Sangion, has been designed to offer some light-hearted humour in uncertain state of current affairs, transforming some of …

Opihr Global 2019 winner

Lewis McKenzie from Axis Bar in the Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has been crowned winner of the sixth annual Opihr Global Cocktail Competition. At the grand final, which took place in Venice, Italy, Lewis competed against five other top bartenders from around the world, including the UK & Ireland, USA, Germany, APAC and South Africa. …

Nolita Social

Zoe Fryday visits Nolita Social, the new bar making waves in Knightsbridge, London One of the most well-heeled locations in central London, Knightsbridge is teeming with designer shops, high-end restaurants and luxury five-star hotels. A place for the elite, rich and glamorous, you can’t help but feel important as you walk the well-paved streets. There …

Interpreted Magic, The Beaufort Bar

The Savoy hotel’s Beaufort Bar is debuting a new cocktail menu that explores the “fabled history, dark drama and timeless romance” of magic through the ages. Launching on 16 October, the ‘Interpreted Magic’ menu is split into three distinct sections, each named after and inspired by one of the ‘three pillars’ of a magic performance: …

London Cocktail Week

A look ahead at some of the highlights of this year’s London Cocktail Week This October, DrinkUp.London is celebrating ten years of London Cocktail Week (LCW) with a mammoth ten-day festival, taking place from 4 to 13 October. Festival goers can soak up the capital’s thriving cocktail scene with access to over 300 bars serving …

Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai 2019

Emporia Brands and Chairman’s Reserve rum have named Milk in Reading the winning bar of 2019’s Mai Tai competition. The team of Connie Cain and Andy Turner of Milk in Reading topped the voting board at London Cocktail Club’s Old Street venue on 25 September, once again coming out first after winning the 2017 final. …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Pefectionists UK finalist

Giulia Cuccurullo has been crowned the UK finalist of the 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, The Bridge. Giulia and her fellow finalists, Alex King of Artesian Bar; Josh Joyce of Fare Bar; Harry Cosmo Boardman of HMSS; Kieran Grieves of Cairn Hotel Group; Jack Riley of Present Company; Ryan Snedden of Lucky …

1800 Tequila Visionaries

Sam Boevey of The London Cocktail Club has been crowned the winner of 2019’s 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition. Now in its third year, the 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition is a celebration of creativity. 2019’s entrants were tasked with creating a cocktail inspired by an iconic artist from the worlds of art, style, design or music. …

Funkin Innovation Champion 2019

Funkin has named Alexandra Ulijaszek-Scott of Aqua Shard, London the winner of the 2019 Funkin Innovation Champion cocktail competition. Following a closely fought final, Alexandra landed herself a one-year, part-time contract with Funkin Cocktails, worth up to £5,000, a trip to Bar Convent Berlin and £1,000 in cash. To enter this year’s competition, bartenders across …

The Marilyn Monroe Collection at May Fair Bar

London’s The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel is paying homage to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe with an exclusive exhibition featuring the star’s legendary outfits, screenings and movie-inspired cocktails. Four outfits that Marilyn Monroe wore in her films and press conferences will be on view at the The May Fair between 24 September to 21 …